"Back in the 1980s, car manufacturers were busy thinking of the next big thing in the sports car world, and some clever German folk had an idea. Why don’t we connect all of the wheels to the engine? Why "
The Wheel Thing
It might seem obvious, but the steering wheel of your car is the most tangible thing about your driving experience.
And when we spotted the image above from the the Scuderia Ferrari’s F1 car from a few years ago, we were immediately struck by how the steering wheel, by linking design, technology and the human hand – is a beautiful idea in itself.
The gallery here spans a breadth of designs from the extreme tech to simple elegance. Where the 458 Italia‘s wheel mounted interactions have frustrated many car hacks – the BMW’s unpeckable modernism is a superb fusion of form and function.
And that’s what good design is all about.
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